Friday, February 20, 2015

Judge: Evidence Shows Kurt Busch Abused Ex-Girlfriend

A Delaware family court has found Kurt Busch to have "committed an act of domestic violence" against his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll, which required a protective order that was granted Monday.

In his reasoning, released Friday afternoon, Kent County commissioner David Jones said he believed Busch abused Driscoll "by manually strangling her by placing his left hand on her throat, while placing his right hand on her chin and face and smashing her head into the wall of his motor home, thereby recklessly placing (Driscoll) in reasonable fear of physical injury."

The Sept. 26 incident at Dover International Speedway caused Driscoll "to suffer bruising and substantial and prolonged pain to her head, neck and throat" and that "a reasonable person would have found it threatening or harmful." (USA Today)